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Subject: UGH! I could have used a coupon code
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 4:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2008
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I am really bummed. frown I bought my first eBook last week. I've been mostly getting eBooks free from the library or getting the free deals. But, there was a book I really wanted to read, so I bought it from B&N. I happened to be skimming the free deals over at BooksOnTheKnob and saw a 30% coupon code for Kobo. Doing a search, I found that book and a couple others I want to get are there. So, at least, I can get the other 2 eBooks there.

Do any of the major online retailers, like B&N or Amazon have coupon codes for eBooks? I know that Fictionwise and Harlequin & Samhain have coupon codes. But, they have more specialty eBooks. What other websites have the newer, New York Times bestsellers and have coupon codes?

Last Edited on: 10/24/11 5:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 5:57 PM ET
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Kobo often has codes.  But you might also get a foreign transaction fee.  A gift card might be a way around this.

B&N and Amazon both offer daily deals, one book they discount.  They will often meet the deal of the other.

ARe (All Romance eBooks and it's partner Omnilit) has a rebate program.  The publisher that has the rebate changes, usually twice a month.

Basically, if the book is published by the big six, it now has "agency" pricing and will not be discounted. 

Agency pricing is currently done by  HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Group Inc., Simon & Schuster, and Random House.   Booksellers are required to use one set price, decided by the publisher, for these books.

One publisher has weird rules, limiting how many times a library can check out that eBook.  You will probably not see any of their titles in any library eBook catalog.

Last Edited on: 10/23/11 6:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 10:05 PM ET
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AllRomanceEbooks also does buy 10 ebooks and get one free.  It keeps track, you don't have to buy 10 all at once.  Kobo and Fictionwise almost always have a coupon going on.